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Mandatory COVID jabs will be introduced for all NHS England full-time staff from April – Javid

Written by on 09/11/2021

Mandatory COVID-19 jabs will be introduced from April for NHS England’s 1.2 million full-time staff, Sajid Javid has announced.

Announcing the move in the Commons, the health secretary said he had considered responses to a consultation and advice from officials and NHS leaders in making the decision.

“We must avoid preventable harm and protect patients in the NHS, protect colleagues in the NHS and of course protect the NHS itself,” he told MPs.

Mr Javid said 90% of NHS staff have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, although he added that in some trusts the figure is “closer to 80%”.

 Sky News

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